Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 5/12/14
Blair's view from Britain Saturday night saw the reemergence of two quality domestic lightweights as Martin Gethin defended his British title against Derry Mathews. Mathews is a fighter with plenty of experience in the art of the comeback, and it showed. While Gethin took his good time working a way into the bout, Mathews was peppering him with three and four punch combinations. With such a fast start it was clear that Mathews wasn't lacking in confidence, even if he had stated his intention to retire should he lose. While the fight, which took place in Mathews' Liverpool hometown, was going on at an enjoyable pace, I struggled to accept what my ears were informing me, as the Boxnation commentary stated that Mathews was 9-1 up going into the eleventh round. Hearing this caused my face to contort in ways I previously thought unimaginable. Surely I'm not that bad at scoring a fight, I wondered. Thankfully I was relieved by the judges, who collectively handed out a split decision in favor
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